Norwich City’s Robbie Brady could be a hot property, insists Roy Keane

Republic of Ireland assistant coach Roy Keane knows Robbie Brady could be a hot property later this

Republic of Ireland assistant coach Roy Keane knows Robbie Brady could be a hot property later this summer. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Former Ipswich Town boss Roy Keane predicts Norwich City will face a fight to keep hold of Robbie Brady this summer.

The Republic of Ireland assistant manager knows Brady is a massive part of his country's Euro 2016 bid, which begins on Monday against Sweden.

But Keane admits speculation around Brady's club future is inevitable when he returns from France, following Norwich's Premier League relegation.

'It would be wrong for me to be talking about his club career because he's at a good club in Norwich,' said Keane. 'But I would expect him to have options because he's a good player and the importance of dead-ball situations, not just in the Euros, but in the Premier League.

'Technically he is obviously very good, as you see in most games nowadays set pieces are a huge part. However good the movement is you have to have the right delivery and Robbie is an important player. A lot comes through him from dead ball situations. He had a tough old season at club level but he has a spring in his step and he is ready for the Euros.'

Brady himself revealed earlier this week the Republic's appearance at the finals is the perfect tonic after City's demotion and the 24-year-old is determined to play a leading role.

'I'm comfortable and confident going into the tournament. I'm buzzing and can't wait to go,' he said. 'Beating the world champions, Germany, (in qualifying) shows we can beat anyone on our day. They're top of the food chain and to go and pick up two good results against them gave us great confidence. Leicester is a great motivation - it shows anything can happen. And look at Greece - they won the Euros when nobody had given them a chance. Football is coming to a level where there's not that much difference between teams.'

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